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  • Quality Care: Fostering Healthy, Caring Communities

  • Rhode Island Hospital's outreach programs have a common purpose: to involve and educate our diverse neighbors and to foster healthy, caring communities. Rhode Island Hospital, with its fellow Lifespan hospitals, founded Lifespan Community Health Services as a centralized Lifespan department in October 1996. Lifespan Community Health Services is charged with "improving the health status of people in Rhode Island and southeastern Massachusetts." ¬†Here are a few programs and services we make available to the community:

    • Health screenings and immunization clinics: Lifespan provides community-based health screenings and immunization clinics, including: flu and pneumonia clinics, blood cholesterol/glucose, blood pressure, stroke risk assessment, body fat analysis, skin damage assessment.
    • School-based heart health programs: Lifespan provides a number of age-appropriate programs for schoolchildren, including Teaching Students to Save Lives, where students learn the basics of CPR, using hands-on techniques on a manikin. This program is offered at the highest levels of elementary, middle, and high schools.
    • Other programs for students:The Safe Sitter Program consists of babysitting classes for children ages 11 to 14 and includes details on preventing and managing emergencies; handling difficult behaviors; saving a child who is either choking or having trouble breathing; the business of babysitting.
    • Health fairs: Lifespan participates in many health fairs throughout the year. At these health fairs, Lifespan's professionals may provide health screenings and educational resources.

    Quality Care

    The goal of Lifespan's hospitals is to provide all patients with quality care and, through our numerous programs in community outreach, to enlist them in the process of care so they remain satisfied with our professional medical services throughout their hospital experience.